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DresnerRobotics
03-07-2013, 01:35 PM
I'm blatantly ripping off Upgrayd's open source 4DOF MX-64 based quad mech design & code (OKQ1) and building a second mech named Envy.

Insanity Wolf should still make an appearance, but needs a complete overhaul before he's competition ready. Will likely just use it as a backup.

Legs are going to get some aesthetic shielding, and guns are being rebuilt from scratch (using IW's as placeholders).

Anyway, progress: http://imgur.com/a/amTHN

Still have a lot of work to do before it's ready.

jwatte
03-07-2013, 02:20 PM
That's pretty mean looking!
What's the "wingspan" of that, side to side?

DresnerRobotics
03-07-2013, 02:31 PM
It's about the same as Insanity Wolf, which is 22" or so. It might actually be slightly smaller.

Kudos to Upgrayd for the great leg design and code!

KevinO
03-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Tyberius, your craftsmanship is always amazing.

KevinO
03-07-2013, 05:13 PM
What is the board you are using. It's looks like an arbotix but slightly different.

DresnerRobotics
03-07-2013, 05:38 PM
What is the board you are using. It's looks like an arbotix but slightly different.

That's the new Arbotix-M. It's smaller, SMD, uses a much higher quality switching VREG (1.5amp, no heat), more IOs in exchange for a lack of 1amp motor driver.

jwatte
03-07-2013, 06:53 PM
22" is about the size of mine as well. I was wondering whether it would fit well in the arena, but if that thing fits, I think mine will fit too :-)

DresnerRobotics
03-07-2013, 08:26 PM
22" is about the size of mine as well. I was wondering whether it would fit well in the arena, but if that thing fits, I think mine will fit too :-)

Insanity Wolf really didn't have any issue at all navigating, and it's a tad larger than Envy. I thought it would, but alas it really wasn't a problem- the only thing I recall is not having the greatest sense of depth perception on my peripherals so I think I hit a few buildings here and there. Not really an issue though.

girts
03-18-2013, 02:04 AM
You have mounted the guns far apart on the sides, just like on Insanity Wolf. Focusing them would seem like additional trouble. Are there any advantages?

DresnerRobotics
03-18-2013, 11:41 AM
It was mostly a convenience of their mounting location and the focus control helps the spacing. It worked just fine for my on IW last year, so I don't see any problem doing it again.

Did some more work this weekend, redesigning the legs again. Also finished up my 3D model so it'll be ready for open source release.

Tinkering: http://imgur.com/a/AVju4

Final version:

http://i.imgur.com/zGkOtS4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qQzMgLt.jpg

Need to finish rebuilding the guns next.

KevinO
03-18-2013, 11:48 AM
So damn awesome.

byi
03-18-2013, 06:17 PM
Envy... aptly named.

DresnerRobotics
03-21-2013, 12:39 PM
Envy... aptly named.

It's named Envy because I saw Upgrayd's work on his OKQ1 and said: I need that in my life.

So I shamelessly took advantage of his kind heart and open sourced project. :D

sarendt
07-11-2013, 12:12 PM
That's the new Arbotix-M. It's smaller, SMD, uses a much higher quality switching VREG (1.5amp, no heat), more IOs in exchange for a lack of 1amp motor driver.

Where is the data on the new Arbotix? Is Trossen planning on stocking the new one separately from the original or would it just replace it?

Cheers,
Scott

jwatte
07-11-2013, 02:32 PM
Also, will the Phantom kits use the new version?

Grumpybeard
07-15-2013, 08:40 AM
Would be great for an update on the open source quad you vblogged along with controller and new arbotix, thanks.

Machine27
03-30-2014, 11:30 AM
Any chance you have any CAD drawings on ENVY's parts?